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Month: February 2016

Nissan’s Top Safety Pick+ Cars Now Includes 2016 Altima

2016 Nissan Altima IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2015 Nissan Altima Pictured

We all want to drive safe cars and luckily there are organizations that test vehicles to see how safe they really are. One of these is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each year it puts new cars through rigorous crash tests to determine their crashworthiness and the highest recognition it gives out is the Top Safety Pick+.

Recently, Nissan’s Top Safety Pick+ cars increased their total number of vehicles by one with the addition of the 2016 Altima. The Altima joins the 2016 Maxima and Murano that have also earned this designation.

IIHS gave the Altima its top “good” score in all five crash test and a “superior” rating for front crash prevention for models equipped with the available Forward Emergency Braking technology.

“Nissan is very proud to have our best-selling vehicle recognized by IIHS for excellence in vehicle safety,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Strategy and Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), in a statement. Furthermore he says, “Like the new Maxima and Murano, Altima sets high standards in a very competitive class for styling, performance and value as well as safety. We at Nissan are gratified to see that another of our core models has been recognized for excellent design and vehicle safety.”

The Forward Emergency Braking helps drivers stay safer by keeping an eye on their speed, how close drivers are to the cars around them, and can apply the brakes if the driver does not respond when needed.

In addition to this great technology, the Altima also offers Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.  Stop by 171 Nissan today to find out more about the award-winning 2016 Nissan Altima!

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means now is the time to decide what you’re going to do for that special someone in your life. If he or she spends more time with their car than they do with you, consider one of these Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers.

Valentine's Day Gift

  • Satellite radio subscription. Once you’ve experienced commercial-free radio, it’s hard to go back. If your love spends hours commuting each week, get him/her a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. They have a variety of packages
  • Car detail. There’s nothing quite like driving a car that has been expertly cleaned inside and out. Even if you can’t give your sweet someone a new car, you can make their old one feel new again with a good ole’ car detailing.
  • Accessories. Get your love some sweet accessories to make their car even more awesome. Or, if they’re working on a custom job, get them the part they have been saving up for. Here at 171 Nissan, we have a fully-stocked parts department for all of your Nissan accessory needs.
  • Exotic car experience. If your significant other has been dreaming of Lamborghinis and Maseratis his or her whole life, get them an exotic car experience, from someplace like Cloud 9 Living. They can experience the thrills of driving a variety of high-performance cars.

Will you be giving your special someone a car-themed gift for Valentine’s Day this year?